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Canterbury Tech Cluster July 2018 - with Vivienne Ming

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Ara - Engineering and Architectural Studies building

Corner Moorhouse St & Madras St

Christchurch, 8041

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July 2018 Event

When: Tuesday 3 July 2018 from 5:30pm (presentations start at 6:00pm).

Venue: Ara - Engineering and Architectural Studies building, Crn Moorehouse & Madras St, Christchurch

Our monthly Canterbury Tech Cluster events provide a great opportunity to network and listen to speakers present on a wide range of topics. In July we are kindly being hosted by Ara in their fantastic Engineering and Architectural Studies building.

Outline of the evening:

5.30pm Networking, drinks and nibbles

6.00pm Canterbury Tech (David Carter), industry news & quick pitches (15 minutes)

6.15pm Joanna Norris (10 minutes)

6.25pm Dr. Vivienne Ming (20 minutes)

6.45pm Two Stream Presentations

Stream A ~ Phil Garing (30 minutes)

Stream B ~ Sarah Trevethick & Mary Martin (30 minutes)

7.15pm Networking and drinks until 7.45pm

Joanna Norris, Chief Executive of ChristchurchNZ

Joanna Norris is chief executive of ChristchurchNZ. an organisation responsible for promotion and economic development. Prior to this, Joanna was the South Island editor-in-chief for Fairfax Media and editor of The Press where she led a team of 180 journalists. Joanna has worked as a journalist on daily newspapers in New Zealand, Britain and the Middle East. She has won several journalism and leadership awards, including media awards for reporting and feature writing. She was also chair of the New Zealand Media Freedom Committee and was last year awarded the Fairfax Media Women of Influence Award as Change and Innovation Champion.

Dr. Vivienne Ming, Theoretical Neuroscientist Co-Founder, Socos Founder

Named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013 by Inc. Magazine, Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur. She co-founded Socos, where machine learning and cognitive neuroscience combine to maximize students’ life outcomes.

Vivienne is also a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, where she pursues her research in neuroprosthetics.

In her free time, Vivienne has developed a predictive model of diabetes to better manage the glucose levels of her diabetic son and systems to predict manic episodes in bipolar sufferers. She sits on the boards of The Palm Center, Emozia, Engender, and Genderis Inc., and is a Chief Science Advisor to Cornerstone Capital, Platypus Institute, Shiftgig, and Bayes Impact. Dr. Ming also speaks frequently on issues of LGBT inclusion and gender in technology. Vivienne lives in Berkeley, CA, with her wife (and co-founder) and their two children.

Stream A ~ Phil Garing, Founder of Synapsys

Phil Garing has been active in the L&D space for over 20 years. Phil has built a reputation for being forward thinking, and challenging the status quo. He’s supported a long list of organisations to think critically about their L&D strategies, and to be courageous in their execution of them. He’s recognised for his contribution to measuring learning impact and is active nationally in shaping thinking about the sector, it’s challenges and its responses. Phil is the South Island Representative on the EdTech Executive Council and is a regular presenter at conferences.

Stream B ~ Sarah Trevethick & Mary Martin, Directors of EMBED Change NZ

Sarah Trevethick is an experienced Change Manager with a passion to facilitate and deliver effective change management. Sarah provides an integrated and holistic change approach to projects and programmes, and this provides sustainable realisation of business change benefits and helps lift enterprise change management maturity.

Mary Martin has led significant business change initiatives both within New Zealand and internationally. The main focus of these initiatives has been to embed a customer centric service or business process realignment to a new operating model.

Cost: Free for Canterbury Tech members and students, $25 for non-members

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Christchurch, 8041

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